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Teacups and 40s

by SewingYourStyle on September 2, 2013 · 15 comments

in 1940s,Dresses

I always enjoy collecting fabrics with quirky prints. Sometimes it’s flamingos, sometimes it’s terriers… So no wonder I bought 3mt of a fabric with thick lines made of piles of teacups the minute I saw it!

But the urge to sew a 1940s inspired dress out of a fabric filled with unwashed dishes?… That was quite new even for me :)

1940s dress and teacups

I had in mind a pattern with  some gather on the shoulders but quite tight a the waist.

Actually I was aiming for a look like this:

Unfortunately I did not have such pattern. So I improvised a little using a rather dull blouse pattern from BurdaStyle :

into this:

Apparently I got rid of the collar first; then gave a V shape to it. Then I lengthened the skirt.

And finally… of course I had to pose with a cup! :)

What do you think? Does it look like a real retro dress even with the pile of dirty cups? ;)

join me on my blog for more photos on this project: http://www.kendindik.com/2013/08/biriken-bulasiklar.html

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Hi all!

This is my first post here !

I wanted to show off a trapeze/tent dress I made earlier this year from vintage fabric. I make almost all of my own sewing patterns and this is one of my designs. I think this dress turned out quite well! I had never made a button placket pattern before and I’m happy that it worked out as well as it did.

 

The collar on this was quite a happy accident as well – I cut it, not really paying attention to where the points fell, but they happened to fall in exactly the right places!

My boyfriend’s mom found me this fabric for Christmas this year and I struggled to design the perfect dress for this for months. Looks like I got it right with this shape!

You can always see more on my blog, Manic Pop for my latest retro-inspired works.

Thanks for reading!

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